Monday, August 22, 2005

Shivanasamudra trip

The photos below were from the Shivanasamudra trip. We went there the previous weekend (13th). I did not find much time to write about it last week. So, I just posted the pics.

The place is pretty closeby to Bangalore.. It's about 125kms. The road is good too. Shivanasamudra boasts of Asia's first power generation plant. Because of rains a few weeks ago, Kaveri was in full flow. Shivanasamudra is a pretty big valley where Kaveri water falls from 2 different points, creating 2 falls - Gaganachukki & Bharachukki. Most people visit only the Gaganachukki falls. You can also view Bharachukki falls from there. I had been to this place atleast a couple of times before (mostly on the way to Talakadu). This time was the best & the river was in full flow. A real treat for the eyes.. We even went near the Bharachukki falls. You can go close to the Bharachukki falls. There is a Darga closeby. The view from this point is also very good. But there are a lot less people on this side. And you can see the full glory of the valley from Bharachukki.

Four of us - Naren, Chandru, John & me went in Naren's car. On the way back from Bharachukki, one of the tires of the car got punctured. Chandru's strength & skills helped us get back on our way soon. We had taken the Kanakapura road on the way to Shivanasamudra. But while coming back, we came via Mysore road. We even went to the Cafe Coffee Day on Mysore road.

Overall the trip was very good & we enjoyed it very much.

Oh.. By the way, my cousins (along with their families) went to the same place the next day (Sunday, 14th). They had a horrible experience as there were just too many people.. The traffic was worse than that in Bangalore roads.. There were so many cars that it took them a Loooong time to get there.. And, unfortunately they also met with a small accident on the way to Shivanasamudra. They bumped into the car right in front of them. And the traffic was so good that the car in front of them banged on to the next car & so on.. They had lunch after 3:30 or so in the afternoon after visiting Gaganachukki. They did not bother to visit Bharachukki.

It's good that we went on a Saturday & not a Sunday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

John, in the backdrop of Bharachukki falls Posted by Picasa

Kaveri flowing, just before Bharachukki falls Posted by Picasa

The Shivanasamudra Valley Posted by Picasa

Gaganachukki (viewed from near Bharachukki falls) Posted by Picasa

Gaganachukki - a different view Posted by Picasa

Gaganachikki falls Posted by Picasa

Srini, Chan & Naren in the backdrop of Shivanasamudra falls Posted by Picasa

Bharachukki falls Posted by Picasa

The power house at Shivana Samudra Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Got my car

Finally... I got my car today evening. It burned a BIG hole in my pocket, but I guess it is worth it. Best of all, I got a free Sony MP3 player with the car.

I'll post the pics of my car soon..